Rural Communities United

RCU's mission is to protect the quality of life in El Dorado County by maintaining a balance between the preservation of resources, and the development interests which continue to threaten the rural character of our County.

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Current projects PRIOR to development increasing policy changes

LOOKING BACK: On December 15, 2015, the EDC Supervisors approved the TGPA/ZOU, increasing development with blatant disregard for project impacts. New policies put our groundwater supplies at risk, rezoned 37K parcels, and expanded commercial & industrial uses in residential neighborhoods. Legal action yielded minor gains but greater education of the process.

SAVING OAKS: On October 24, 2017, County Supervisors further approved General Plan policy changes detrimental to oak woodlands and the wildlife that depends upon it.

The resulting lawsuit is currently the subject of a court issued writ and the parties are in settlement talks.

Link to petitioners opening brief